Permacolony 3.0 is in the works!
In the meantime, watch the recap below or read about Retrospective on Moonshot: Permacolony 2021. If you missed last year’s run, Get in Touch with us to explore other ways of working together. We have welcomed aligned founders and startups to collaborate with us in other ways. This is a multi-year program toward building the first Permacolony by 2025.
Climate volatility and the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the way we live. There is critical urgency to build longer term resilience.
As fundamental shifts trigger megatrends in unprecedented human migrations, accelerating environmental and social inequities, and the race to colonise habitats beyond Earth – we started questioning ourselves…
What will help shape better alternatives for future civilizations?
This led us on a mission to design and build self-sustainable and flourishing communities known as ‘Permacolonies’.
100% self sustainable in food, energy, water and production, each Permacolony is in itself a lifestyle designed to radically advance human capital and well-being. We have started building the first such experimental Permacolony, with key phases expected to be complete by 2025.
However, more hands on deck are needed to continue this mission.
Through multi-year bootcamps, we nurture high impact startups to embrace alternative ways of thinking to leapfrog current technologies.
Moonshot: Permacolony 2021 (SG Edition)
15 to 30 October
Moonshot: Permacolony is a program for startups that recognise the importance of scalable impact and longevity. The content of this year’s program is contributed by notable mentors, investors and seasoned entrepreneurs who are focused on nurturing Singapore-based startups looking to realise their moonshot idea for a more sustainable, livable and lovable society.
Partners on the mission
Speakers and mentors participating in this year’s Moonshot: Permacolony program. Check out their LinkedIn page by clicking on their faces or read about them here.
Hear from founders who took part in last year’s Moonshot: Permacolony
“Moonshot: Permacolony was a great program that has helped us to find incredible strategic investors that share our vision yet understand the realities that come with it. This has made the world smaller as we have found many overlaps between networks and the potential to cross collaborate and work together. The broader challenges ahead must be done in collaboration with other passionate experts and this is an excellent opportunity to broaden networks and work together towards a common goal for a better future.” Read more about their experience.Conor and Scott
About Moonshot: Permacolony
Moonshot: Permacolony is a multi-year startup program driven by members of AUDACITY – a community of like-minded collaborators, mentors and investors, committed to supporting startups to solve issues in communities, food, energy, work, education, healthcare and urbanisation.
The mission to build Permacolonies kicked off with a global call for startups in November 2020. The first Moonshot: Permacolony bootcamp was organised in collaboration with global venture builder Mistletoe, Singapore’s lead industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, and Estonian startup growth accelerator Salto Network. Read about last year’s bootcamp here.
In 2020, the first run of Moonshot: Permacolony was featured as a special segment in SLINGSHOT 2020 at the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) – one of the region’s largest international startup pitching competitions. All startups selected for the bootcamp were featured on a special stage at SWITCH, with 2 out of the 20 fast-tracked to SLINGSHOT Top 100 Global Startups finals.
At the end of the program, startups who are selected to be a part of AUDACITY can enjoy:
- Co-creation and deployment 🏗 of MVPs at multiple AUDACITY test-bedding sites e.g. Jurong Innovation District, Singapore’s largest living lab for innovation.
- Potential investment 💸, grant support, and/or pilot customer opportunities by AUDACITY / Mistletoe.
- Matchmaking 👥 sessions with other social impact investors, demand drivers, advisors, mentors, corporate partners, and researchers.
- Continuous support 🙌 from AUDACITY community of like-minded founders and community members.
- A rare platform to turn your moonshot vision into reality within a (truly) safe environment– no shame, judgement, fear of failure, just #TLC 🥰.
Startups of this year’s program:
- A Singapore 🇸🇬 presence
- A regional or global 🌏 focus with the potential to make a strong impact on the future of humanity
- An MVP or prototype 🪤
- Identify with one or more of our 🤙 six focus areas:
Click on the bars below to reveal more about each theme:
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
ROBOTICS AND AI
CLIMATE ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
DIY & MATERIAL
Ways to collaborate
We are also looking for partners to support Permacolony through the following ways:
- Recommendation of suitable startups
- Mentoring startups during the program
- Sharing about Permacolony with relevant people in your network
- Speaking or hosting workshops during the program
If you are keen to contribute as a partner in this audacious endeavour, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org